Community Shield 2005

Bleah. It’s half-time, Arsenal are down by a goal and Chelsea look like they aren’t letting any in.
I think Arsenal fans need to hang in there for a few more years, until the Emirates Stadium is built and they can actually start spending more money on players. £357 million was raised for the construction alone.
Of course, at the way things are going, hardly anyone can beat Chel$ki, and face it – they really have the best defence in the League.
Come on, Wenger, bring on Hleb for the second half!
[Update: I braced myself to lose so it didn’t feel so bad. Chelsea were better overall*, though Arsenal moved up a gear in the second half and pulled one goal back. Hleb looks good. Henry looks creative but a little stifled. And anyway, the last 8 Shield winners never won the Premiership afterwards. The competition will surely be stiffer this season. ]
[*Update 2: According to the stats, Arsenal had more possession, more attempts on goal, more shots on target, and less fouls and cautions than Chelsea. Of course, at the end of the day, it’s still all about who scored more goals.]